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Jazra
08.15.2012 , 02:24 PM | #91
Quote: Originally Posted by TheGreatFrosty View Post
Can I ask, is there any word on when the patch notes will be available, or when the patch will make an appearance on PTS?

I know many who are very anxious to hear this news.

$10 bucks says PTS is announced with tomorrows maintenance and opens up transfers. PTS at the end of August lines up with timeline of the PTS previously being released, They finally said TFB will be released next month, and I found this today.

Looks to me like PTS will soon arrive.
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08.15.2012 , 02:28 PM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by Wugan View Post
I can't be the only one who is confused about what exactly a "new set of gear that is a sub-tier of the larger tier that started with Campaign gear" actually means. Could we get some clarification with specific item levels? For example, most of my gear from Explosive Conflict has level 61 mods, enhancements, etc., which is Campaign level. Will the new Operation continue to drop level 61 gear that is just differently itemized? That's how I am reading this post but I could definitely be reading it wrong.

If so, I am very surprised that a new Operation would release with what seems to be sidegrades in terms of gear, given how long most guilds have been farming Explosive Conflict and in some cases even getting their alts into best in slot gear.
it looks like they are taking the side grade route for the new gear. side grades are one of the ways they can increase ops/warzone content without adding huge power creep problems. mainly what this does is give gear of the same level but focuses on other stats or different looks. this lets them add more ops without making it imposable for a new max level player to get in to ops.

they can either do the side grades or they can raise the level cap every few ops otherwise new players will be locked out of endgame unless they can find enough new max levels to do the earlier content.

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metalgearyoda
08.15.2012 , 02:42 PM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
Hey everyone, just to be clear on what was said during the presentation - Terror from Beyond, a new Operation, is on its way next month, and we have more content updates coming after it, including the new Warzone and Space Combat Missions. We have lots of exciting new content coming!
Are ANY of those missions off rails?

If not, why?
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Vankris
08.15.2012 , 02:51 PM | #94
Quote: Originally Posted by Wugan View Post
I can't be the only one who is confused about what exactly a "new set of gear that is a sub-tier of the larger tier that started with Campaign gear" actually means. Could we get some clarification with specific item levels? For example, most of my gear from Explosive Conflict has level 61 mods, enhancements, etc., which is Campaign level. Will the new Operation continue to drop level 61 gear that is just differently itemized? That's how I am reading this post but I could definitely be reading it wrong.

If so, I am very surprised that a new Operation would release with what seems to be sidegrades in terms of gear, given how long most guilds have been farming Explosive Conflict and in some cases even getting their alts into best in slot gear.
the way i understand it is


Tier 1 Gear
1st sub tier: Tionese
2nd sub tier: Columi
3rd sub tier: Rakata

Tier 2 Gear
1st sub tier: Campaign
2nd sub tier: coming soon
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08.15.2012 , 02:54 PM | #95
Quote: Originally Posted by Jazra View Post
$10 bucks says PTS is announced with tomorrows maintenance and opens up transfers. PTS at the end of August lines up with timeline of the PTS previously being released, They finally said TFB will be released next month, and I found this today.

Looks to me like PTS will soon arrive.
Good find, tell me if im wrong in this but 1.4 is the gree being introduced isnt it and this world event is introducing the gree. Could be on the pts very soon but then again i could be completly off the mark.
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Dellenty
08.15.2012 , 02:56 PM | #96
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
It will also have non-slot restricted armornings. .
Wow ! I really hope this is NOT tha case. The current sustem is a nice balance, changing to unrestricted armorings will just make people farm the first boss of the operation to farm them. This is a REALLY bad idea BW

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Wugan
08.15.2012 , 02:57 PM | #97
Quote: Originally Posted by Vankris View Post
the way i understand it is

Tier 1 Gear
1st sub tier: Tionese
2nd sub tier: Columi
3rd sub tier: Rakata

Tier 2 Gear
1st sub tier: Campaign
2nd sub tier: coming soon
I think that's probably right, and I hope that's what it is, I just found the wording very confusing.
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Morrolan
08.15.2012 , 03:03 PM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by ChazDoit View Post
Hmmm, more Gear Over Skill dominance on PVP, this is not looking good.
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Vortuus
08.15.2012 , 03:10 PM | #99
Quote: Originally Posted by Jazra View Post
$10 bucks says PTS is announced with tomorrows maintenance and opens up transfers. PTS at the end of August lines up with timeline of the PTS previously being released, They finally said TFB will be released next month, and I found this today.

Looks to me like PTS will soon arrive.
It was 6 weeks from announcement of PTS character xfer until the release of 1.2. This was with 1.2 being VERY rough AND RWZs being removed. So basically 6 weeks to test 5 Ops bosses. And they were still broken on release... and have been almost 1/2 the time since the release of 1.2.
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Jazra
08.15.2012 , 03:17 PM | #100
Quote: Originally Posted by Vortuus View Post
It was 6 weeks from announcement of PTS character xfer until the release of 1.2. This was with 1.2 being VERY rough AND RWZs being removed. So basically 6 weeks to test 5 Ops bosses. And they were still broken on release... and have been almost 1/2 the time since the release of 1.2.
Six weeks from now is the end of September, which is in the "TFB will be released next month" time frame as well as putting it on par with the release of MoP.

Bioware might be bad at quite a few things, but they're not stupid. They know they need something to compete with MoP.

Release of PTS - Competes with GW2 launch.
Release on live - Competes with MoP going live.
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